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efface
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Gone with the Wind
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efface
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Gone with the Wind
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  • She was seeing through Rhett's eyes the passing, not of a woman but of a legend—the gentle, self-effacing but steel-spined women on whom the South had builded its house in war and to whose proud and loving arms it had returned in defeat.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Around Melanie's tactful and self-effacing person, there rapidly grew up a clique of young and old who represented what was left of the best of Atlanta's ante-bellum society, all poor in purse, all proud in family, die-hards of the stoutest variety.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • She always effaces herself when she is with him.

  • Finnick`s real charms of self-effacing humor and an easygoing nature are on display for the first time.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay)

  • Nor could they efface the images that lingered in Pedro and Tita`s minds, marking them forever.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate

  • I will efface that blot on my father`s character.
    Alexander Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

  • The tone of her prose, tender and effacing, is colored by the devotion of one who has dedicated her life to another`s art.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
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